yod

noun

ˈyȯd How to pronounce yod (audio)
ˈyu̇d
: the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet see Alphabet Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The visible writing shows the letters yod, resh, bet, ayin and lamed, with remnants of other characters suggesting the original message was longer. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Hebrew yōdh

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yod was in 1735

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Cite this Entry

“Yod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yod. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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